LAURA WHITE | Bio


Artist Bio

Laura White is an Australian realist artist specialising in still life and nature-inspired oil paintings.   Originally from Argentina, White moved to Australia as a child.   Her paintings illustrate vivid images of clarity and life-like quality which subsequently necessitate the need for considerable observation of the brush work. Her love for both food and the garden greatly influences the realist and botanical subject matters which she prefers. White employs the ‘flemish’ techniques of the Dutch Masters and uses multiple layering methods and translucent glazes to achieve depth and texture in her work. Her main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty she sees in everyday life, capturing colour, light and texture to produce artworks that speak to the senses.

After an unfulfilling period studying interior design, White’s first steps in oil painting were largely self-guided and driven by curiosity and experimentation, after which she began studying at Petruccelli Art Studio in 2015 in Upper Beaconsfield. Here, where she began developing the depth of her creative license. White now paints full time from her studio in Berwick, providing work to exhibit both locally and interstate with subsequent sales being made both within Australia and internationally.

“I am inspired by the everyday items usually taken for granted.  My aim is to engage the viewer not only with their sense of sight, but also that of touch, taste and smell. Since starting to paint, I find myself “looking” at things with a greater intensity; truly looking at the colours, textures, contrasts, reflections and hues. I hope that by capturing this, I force the individual to stop and take a minute to see things through my eyes.  This is what I strive to share with my viewer.”

 

Laura White Curriculum Vitae

Awards

2017    First Prize – Berwick Show, Vic

2016    First Prize – Dromana Art Show, Dromana, Vic.

2016    First Prize Still Life Category - Grand Art Exhibition, Pakenham, Vic

2016    Finalist SHE group Exhibition, Dandenong, Vic    ​

 

Upcoming solo exhibitions

Yering Station Gallery, Yering, Vic. Feb-March 2017

Birds Gallery, Kew, Vic. 8-22 April 2017

Casey Art Spaces, Narre Warren, Vic. 20Jul-22Aug 2017

 

Past Solo Exhibition 

2015   Harvest, Yering Station, Yarra Glen, Vic

 

Upcoming group exhibition

Lindfield Art Show, NSW March 2017

Art Red Hill May 2017

Panoply Gallery

 

Participation in Group Exhibitions

2017   Art for Epilepsy

2016   CamART Show, Camberwell, Vic.

Group Exhibitions (cont.)

2016   Walker Street 9×5, Dandenong, Vic.

2016   Dromana Art Show, Dromana, Vic.

2016   Petruccelli Art Studio Group Exhibition, Belgrave, Vic

2016   SHE Exhibition, Dandenong, Vic

2016   Oak Hill Gallery 9×5 Cigar Box Exhibition, Mornington, Vic

2016   Art Red Hill Exhibition, Red Hill, Vic

2016   Sherbrooke Art Society Exhibition, Belgrave, Vic

2016   Fleur (group exhibition) Berwick, Vic

2016   Grand Art Exhibition, Cardinia Shire, Vic.

2015   Little Wonders II, Beth Hulme Gallery, Fitzroy Nth, Vic

2015   9×5 Exhibition, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Vic

2015   Fleur Exhibition, Little by Little, Berwick, Vic

2015   Through my Eyes (duo exhibition), City of Casey, Vic

2015   Touching Nature, group exhibition, City of Casey, Vic

2015   Berwick Artists Society Show, Narre Warren, Vic

2014   Walker Street Gallery 9×5 Exhibition, Dandenong, Vic

2014   Leongatha Rotary Art Show, Leongatha, Vic

2014   City of Casey Contemporary Artists’ Showcase, Narre Warren, Vic

2014   Berwick Art Show, Berwick, Vic

2014   Mornington Peninsula Art Show, Mornington, Vic

2013   City of Casey Contemporary Artists’ Showcase, Narre Warren, Vic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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